We have our tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King. Hope you’ll check it out.
Here’s an excerpt.
I originally wrote this article in 2018 when I was focused on tying Dr. King’s legacy to what motivated me as a creator. But, in 2021, upon re-reading this article, all I can think about is this: Dr. King was better than the people who stormed the Capitol. He was better than the people who tried to disrupt a legal election. And Dr. King was better than the people who continue to divide this country. Honestly, I don’t how this country moves forward with such hatred and division running amuck. However, I will continue to have faith and believe that everyone can contribute to making this world a better place. Here’s my tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King.
Dr. King was better than the people who stormed the Capitol
So many of us Black creatives know the “I Have A Dream” speech by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, but we don’t always acknowledge that chasing our dreams is truly possible because of Dr. King and others who worked within the civil rights movement. To fight racism and civil rights has given creatives the audacity to believe in their own voices. I’ve heard African Americans like Oprah Winfrey, Viola Davis and even Kerry Washington mention that they stand on the shoulders of those who came before them. They weren’t simply referring to other talk show hosts, or other Black actors, or other Black entertainment figures. They mean they stand on the shoulders of Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King, and others such as these